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Fractal Design Focus G Live Build

BoyScout May 23, 2017

Fractal Design announced the Focus G Mid Tower and Focus G Mini Micro-ATX mid tower cases today.

Join us at 2PM CDT on Twitch.tv as we take a look at the Focus G and build a Ryzen 5 1600 system using MSI's B350 Tomahawk AM4 motherboard.

A big thanks to Fractal Design for providing the case and MSI for providing the motherboard to use in this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $217.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $107.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $112.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $149.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB QUICK SILVER OC Video Card $384.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 (USD - MSRP)
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.39 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1182.91
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total at time of filming $1162.91

Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Live Build

BoyScout May 8, 2017

Update: The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed the live build, you can still watch the archive on Twitch.

Join us live via Twitch.tv on Tuesday, May 9th at 2PM CDT, as we build a $650 Gaming PC in Corsair's new Carbide Series SPEC-04 Mid-Tower case. See below for the complete part list.

Corsair also sent their new Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse, so we'll be taking a look at it as well after the system is up and running.

A big thanks to Corsair for providing the case (and mouse) for this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $59.48 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B250M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $66.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk - Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $102.85 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Jet
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 4GB GAMING X Video Card $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair - SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Corsair
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $679.03
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $639.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-08 17:53 EDT-0400

Charity:Water Completion Report #7

philip May 4, 2017

Our seventh Charity:Water completion report arrived! Thanks to your support, we were able to fund 19 community water projects serving 4,418 people in Ethiopia.

Here is an interactive map showing the GPS coordinates of all the completed projects we've sponsored to date:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zqE0c_J1hY48.k8n9g4q57yGw

All of our completion reports are below:

Project Completed People Served
Ethiopia March 2017 4,418
India March 2016 1,817
Malawi, Africa (2016) March 2016 7,361
Bangladesh December 2015 4,775
Adishimhafti School, Ethiopia, Africa March 2014 198
Timket-keze School, Ethiopia, Africa December 2014 223
Malawi, Africa (2014) Early 2014 373
Total 19,165

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When you purchase components through retailer links on PCPartPicker you're not only supporting this site, you're helping provide clean water and sanitation to people in need. 100% of donations to Charity:water go directly to the field.

Thank you for being a part and helping make this happen!

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BitFenix Portal / MSI Z270 / GTX 1080 Ti mITX Live Build

BoyScout April 25, 2017

Update The stream is over. Thanks to everyone who joined us! If you missed the stream live, you can watch the archive on Twitch and we'll upload a summary archive on YouTube next week.

We have one more small form factor (SFF) gaming PC left to build ahead of our trip to DreamHack's BYOC LAN party.

This time we'll use an i7-7700K and a GTX 1080 Ti with MSI's Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard all squeezed inside the new BitFenix Portal. Join us on Twitch.tv this Thursday, April 27th at 2PM CDT to see it come together!

If you can't watch live, check back and we'll update this post with a link to the archive on Twitch (same day) and YouTube (the following week).

A special thanks to BitFenix for providing the case and MSI for providing the motherboard for this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 120EX WHITE 76.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $79.99
Motherboard MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $123.99
Storage Corsair Force MP500 480GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $254.99
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $699.99
Case BitFenix Portal (White/Windowed) Mini ITX Tower Case $139.99
Power Supply Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $119.99
Total at time of filming $1928.92 (USD)

ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier Build

BoyScout April 24, 2017

ASRock offered us their new Z270 SuperCarrier, so we decided to put together a high-end Kaby Lake system to show it off. Watch the build video to see how it came together and check below for the Cable Management Time Lapse video to see how Barry cleaned things up after the build.

We've also posted a Completed Build write-up with more pictures and benchmarks.

A big thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard and NZXT for providing the CPU cooler used in this build.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $364.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $249.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.99
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $549.99
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $549.99
Case Anidees AI Crystal (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99
Other ZOTAC SLI HB Bridge 2 Slot Designed for ZOTAC Geforce GTX 10 Series Graphics Cards $39.99
Total at time of filming $2776.88

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